According to the New York Times (2/1, Kolata), in a study that “looked at a group of 80 men and women in their 80s – half had Alzheimer’s and the others did not,” and all of whom had been “cognitively normal” just “seven and a half years earlier,” investigators “examined the subjects’ word usage with an artificial intelligence program that looked for subtle differences in language.” The study revealed that participants who had “made errors, such as spelling words wrong or inappropriately capitalizing them, and” using “telegraphic language” also happened to be “the people who developed Alzheimer’s disease.” In fact, “the A.I. program predicted, with 75 percent accuracy, who would get Alzheimer’s disease.” The findings were published online in The Lancet journal EClinicalMedicine. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)